Cool Program of the Week – Total Chinese Immersion

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CET Academic Programs: Harbin – Intensive Chinese Language

Chinese is the most widely used language in the world and there’s no better way to learn it than immersion.

This week’s COOL PROGRAM OF THE WEEK makes each student pledge to speak only Chinese while on the program, which is why we think it’s cool.

Long considered CET’s “gem”, the Harbin program attracts students who are up to the challenge of true immersion into an environment with few English-speaking foreigners. Students abide by a full-time language pledge and explore Harbin, a location chosen for its standard Mandarin, with Chinese roommates. The curriculum, perfect for students with research interests, includes one-on-two drill classes, small group electives and student-designed independent study classes–a student favorite.

Cool Program of the Week – Travel to China


University of Northern Iowa: Dongguan – UNI Summer Camp in China

Summer camp with college credit, that’s this week’s Cool Program of the Week – If you missed it this year then plan for next summer!

Students are given the opportunity to travel to China and facilitate English context in a summer camp in Dongguan City, China, 50 miles from Hong Kong. Participants will work with elementary to college-aged Chinese students to develop their English language skills while earning up to five UNI credits.

Students also spend a few days touring in Beijing, Guilin and Hong Kong, giving them a true cultural experience. See the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, visit Yin Ping Shan Mouth Peak and the Summer Palace at the Kunming Lake, enjoy a boat ride down the Pearl River and walk the Great Wall!